The Project Associate is a temporary assignment. This position will work within a team led by the Senior Director of Research. The candidate will be responsible for organizing the 2020 HBS-Accion Program on Strategic Leadership in Inclusive Finance, in addition to supporting Financial Inclusion Week among other responsibilities.
Key Areas of Responsibility
PROJECT SUPPORT: The candidate will serve as the program coordinator for the HBS-Accion Program on Strategic Leadership in Inclusive Finance, the first executive education program of its kind to provide high-level management and leadership training to those shaping the microfinance industry, including CEOs of leading microfinance institutions and executives of mainstream banks entering the microfinance market.
Specific responsibilities include:
COMMUNICATIONS AND OUTREACH: The position supports communications and research dissemination efforts for Financial Inclusion Week, CFI’s annual decentralized “conference,” and the CFI Research Fellows Program, which includes stakeholder engagement, graphic design and in-person and virtual event planning and promotion, often in coordination with the CFI communications team.
In addition, the position will also support the Senior Director of Research and other CFI staff to ensure that the CFI Research Fellows have what they need to succeed and are on-track to complete their work on time, helping to bring project deliverables and final reports to completion.
Accion is a global nonprofit committed to creating a financially inclusive world, with a pioneering legacy in microfinance and fintech impact investing. We catalyze financial service providers to deliver high-quality, affordable solutions at scale for the three billion people who are left out of — or poorly served by — the financial sector. For more than 50 years, Accion has helped tens of millions of people through our work with more than 110 partners in 50 countries.